4 Days course followed by 5th day closed book exam

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Coating Inspector Level 3


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USD 925/-

Course overview:

Are you an IOGS/CCI Level 2 inspector or QA/QC inspector of welding, insulation, fireproofing, or coating professionals like a manager, supervisor, engineer? This is for you!

The IOGS/CCI Level 3 course is designed to expand your knowledge and prepare you for the next level in the coating inspection and quality control field. Among other things, you learn protective coating inspection and quality control as a major covered topic.

This 5-day classroom-based course comes with a written and oral examination. once you clear the exam, which comes up on the fifth day of the course, you become a certified IOGS/CCI Level 3 inspector.

The course holds at a set place, date, and time. Enroll now and join other students under the tutelage of a vast and knowledgable IOGS-appointed tutor and invigilator who instills knowledge in a simple, yet understanding manner.

Topics covered include:

  • Introduction to the protective coating or painting

  • Corrosion

  • Corrosion types and control methods

  • Corrosive environments classification

  • Substrates that require coating

  • Common substrate defects 

  • Rust and blasting grades

  • Surface contaminants

  • Environmental testing requirements

  • Surface preparation methods and equipment used

  • Metallic and non-metallic abrasives

  • Difference between surface cleanliness and roughness

  • Surface profile or anchor pattern

  • Flash rusting

  • Definitions - painting, coating, and lining

  • Basic components of a coating

  • Functions of pigment, binder, and solvent

  • Essential coating properties

  • Curing mechanisms

  • Coating mixing

  • Storage requirements

  • Difference between induction period, pot and shelf life

  • Various types of coating and their compositions

  • Sacrificial and rust inhibitive coatings and linings

  • Organic and inorganic coatings

  • Metallic and non-metallic coatings

  • Powder coatings

  • Pipeline ann buried coatings

  • 3LPE and 3LPP coating

  • Coating application methods and equipment used

  • Application by airless spray

  • Application by conventional spray

  • Application by brush and roller

  • Importance of wet and dried film thickness

  • Single and multi-layer coating systems

  • The function of primer, intermediate and topcoat in a coating system

  • Various type of coating defects

  • Cause of coating defects and their remedies

  • Project coating specification and ITP

  • Drawings and specification review

  • Coating inspection & quality control/assurance

  • Inspector's duties and responsibilities

  • Inspection instruments and their use

  • Visual inspection and common defects encountered

  • Inspection and testing before surface preparation

  • Inspection and testing during and after surface preparation

  • Inspection and testing during coating mixing and before coating application

  • Inspection and testing during coating application

  • Inspection and testing after coating application

  • Inspection and testing of a dried and cured coating

  • Project documentation, reporting, and record-keeping

  • Health and safety considerations



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Why enroll in this course?

This 5 days classroom-based course is suitable for a level 2 inspector or experienced QA/QC inspectors, engineers, managers, and supervisors who are already working or acquainted with protective coating, or inspection and quality control activity.

Who should enroll the IOGS level 3 coating inspector course?

If you want to learn more about protective coating, how to evaluate and inspect it, or you simply want to start working on this area, you can enroll in this course. The course is also suitable for:

- Insulation Inspectors, Supervisors, Managers or Engineers

- Coating Applicators

- Third-Party or Multi-Discipline Inspectors

Do I need experience to participate?

There is no prerequisite required for the course to attend, however, some knowledge of inspection and quality control is recommended.

What are the course topics?

  • Purpose of insulating pipe and vessels
  • Insulation materials and their categories
  • Various types of physical forms
  • Accessories materials
  • Purpose of vapour barrier/stop, and joint sealant
  • Use of primary and secondary vapour barriers
  • Membrane and liquid type vapor barriers
  • Metallic and non-metallic jacketings
  • Jacketing finishes and coatings
  • Single and multi-layer insulation systems
  • Hot, PP, and acoustic insulation systems
  • Anti-sweat, cold and cryogenic insulation systems
  • 5LPP and 5LPE insulation systems
  • Thermal insulation coatings
  • Mesh type insulation system
  • Insulation System Designing (basic)
  • Anti-corrosion coating systems used under insulation
  • Coating inspection and common defects
  • Chloride Stress Corrosion Cracking (ESCC)
  • CUI overview and prevention strategies
  • Non-destructive inspection techniques for the CUI Detection
  • Inspection plugs or windows
  • Risk-based inspection to avoid the need of insulation
  • Area's of concern to reduce heat loss/gain
  • Use of expansion and contraction Joints and springs
  • Applicable insulation codes, standards and manuals
  • Insulation Inspector duties & responsibilities
  • Project insulation specification and ITP
  • Drawings and specification review
  • Insulation inspection & quality control/assurance
  • Inspection instruments and their use
  • Visual inspection and common defects encountered
  • Thickness measurement using PI tape
  • Hardness, adhesion, and density tests
  • Ratio and cup shot test
  • Health and safety considerations
  • Practical identification
  • Project documentation and reporting requirements

What is the course duration?

Total 4 days (3 days training followed by 4th day exam)

How to enroll in a level 3 course?

You can simply enroll in the course at Please watch this video for more information.

Is the course price include the exam also?

Yes, the course fee includes the 3days course and its exam.

What next, I have enrolled a level 3 course and made the fee payment?

You would receive a confirmation email within 24 hours of the course enrollment, the email will contain your enrollment number and the course study materials and MCQ's that you can use to prepare yourself for the course and exam you have enrolled for. The course venue details are sent before 15 days of the course start.

What i would need to carry for the course?

You would need to carry a printout of the email that you received upon enrollment, your identification proof, and one passport size photograph.

What are the exam duration and question types?

120 MCQ's to be answered in 90minutes time.

What percentage of marks required to clear the exam held on the fourth day?

You would need to achieve 70% or higher marks.

I have cleared my exam, when would i get my certificate and wallet card?

It takes 2 to 3 weeks to produce the certificate and wallet card after the exam result. You would receive a scanned version of your certificate and card to your email before we dispatch the originals to your work or home address.

What if I am not successful in the exam?

An exam fail notice will be issued and sent to your email. You would have one more chance to re-attempt the exam within 90 days of the first attempt by paying the exam fee of USD 249.

What is the validity of the certificate issued by IOGS?

You would need to renew your certificate every 3 years by meeting the renewal requirements set by the IOGS.

I have taken my exam, what next?

You would need to wait for 2 to 3 weeks for the exam result to announce, you can check your result online on using your enrollment number and the name.

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